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Last Day for 'New Partners Yearbook 2016' Submissions

The deadline to submit your new partners' profiles for inclusion in our "New Partners Yearbook 2016" is Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Glenn Formica

Woman's Fall on Sidewalk Leads to $416,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who fell and broke her arm on a Bridgeport sidewalk has been awarded more than $416,000 by a Superior Court jury.

After Disbarment, Former Conn. Lawyer Again Accused of Financial Fraud

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A disbarred Glastonbury attorney faces up to two years in prison for embezzling over $200,000 from his employer, a nutritional supplement company.

Skull Fracture From Fight Leads to $140,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A fight between neighbors resulted in a fractured skull, a lawsuit and most recently, a $140,000 verdict in New London Superior Court.

Howard Altschuler

Updated: Tempers Flare at Grievance Hearing in Multimillion Dollar Fee Dispute

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

Grievance panel hears arguments involving multimillion-dollar dispute.

Prep School Sex Abuse Suit Ends With $500,000 Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A man who claims he was repeatedly sexually abused by a faculty member of a Western Massachusetts prep school has settled a federal lawsuit in Connecticut for $500,000.

Town's Mayor Steps Down After LEGO Legal Department Promotion

By MEGAN SPICER |

Scott Slifka has been a busy man. He's simultaneously worked in LEGO System's legal department in Enfield and served as West Hartford's mayor. But with a recent promotion within the global toy company, Slifka had to make a tough decision.

Parental Rights of Mentally Ill at Stake in Conn. ADA Case

By MEGAN SPICER |

On one side is the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, whose mission is to protect the welfare of children. On the other are a handful of advocacy groups who object to DCF's handling of a long-running case involving two parents with mental health issues.

Ryan Barry

Hundreds of Conn. Homeowners Could Join in Class Action Involving Crumbling Concrete Foundations

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

Potential class action says insurers won't cover damages.

Governor Proposes $70 Million Cut in State Court System's Budget

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

In the aftermath of Gov. Dannel Malloy's call for across-the-board budget reductions, Judicial Branch officials are still mulling over what impact spending cuts will have on the state court system.

State Funding Boosts Small Real Estate Firm Staff

By MEGAN SPICER |

When George Holler looked to add new employees to keep his Milford-based real estate law firm running smoothly, he found a funding source not every small law firm leader would consider: the government.

Judge Says Common-Law Doctrine Allows Tribal Business to Miss Filing Deadline

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

Nearly four years after the state Supreme Court invoked nullum tempus to Connecticut's benefit in a law library case, a tribal court is ruling that the same doctrine applies to the much smaller Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Barry Schaller

Conn. Judge's Novel Mixes Lethal Combat With Legal Intrigue

By Christian Nolan |

Former Supreme Court Justice Schaller turns focus to fiction writing.

Conn. Judge Says Blight Ordinances Can Cover Messy Farms

By MEGAN SPICER |

Anthony Straska's Rocky Hill farm is a mess and he must clean it up. That's the decision of a Superior Court judge who ruled that the town's municipal blight ordinance applies to agricultural settings as well as residential property.

Lender Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement With Government

By Christian Nolan |

Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and 49 states including Connecticut over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say contributed to the country's economic meltdown.

Technician's Lawsuit Says Surgeon Hit Him During Operation

By MEGAN SPICER |

The first time Robert Beamon was elbowed by a colleague, he was working in the operating room during the brain surgery of a 7-year-old boy in June 2014. He was certain the head surgeon had hit him by accident.

Alex Meyerovich

Belarus Immigrant Comes Long Way to Open Conn. Law Firm

By Christian Nolan |

Native of Belarus builds U.S. practice helping immigrants.